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Maryland Scores May Be Inflated Due to Special Education Exclusion

November 16th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland's scores on a national reading test may have been inflated due to the state's schools excluded a higher percentage of special-education students than any other state, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education. The Baltimore Sun is reporting estimates indicate that Maryland's scores were 7 points higher for reading in fourth grade and 5 points higher in eighth-grade reading because of the exclusion.

 

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